Astronomy (ASTR)

ASTR 101  - Introduction to Astronomy  (4 Credits)  
An introduction to the solar system and universe accomplished with interactive lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory experience. Designed primarily for the non-science major.
Carolina Core: SCI
ASTR 201  - Introduction to Astronomy II: The Dark Universe  (3 Credits)  
Astronomical topics including stellar death, black holes, dark matter, dark energy and cosmology. Astronomical techniques and application of the scientific method in astronomy.
Prerequisites: ASTR 101 or SCHC 115.
Carolina Core: SCI
ASTR 320  - Introduction to Radio Astronomy  (3 Credits)  
Nature of the sun, planets; galactic and extragalactic sources at radio wavelengths; quasars; techniques, detectors, and telescopes.
Prerequisites: ASTR 211, MATH 115 or equivalent, and PHYS 202, PHYS 212.
ASTR 340  - Introduction to Relativistic Astrophysics  (3 Credits)  
Final states of stellar evolution; white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes. Cosmology.
Prerequisites: C or better in ASTR 211 and MATH 115 and PHYS 202 or PHYS 212.
Cross-listed course: PHYS 340
ASTR 499  - Undergraduate Research  (3 Credits)  
Introduction to and application of the methods of research. A written report on work accomplished is required at the end of each semester.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
ASTR 533  - Advanced Observational Astronomy  (1-3 Credits)  
Development of a combination of observational techniques and facility at reduction of data. A maximum of eight hours per week of observation, data reduction, and consultation. Offered each semester by arrangement with the department.
ASTR 534  - Advanced Observational Astronomy  (1-3 Credits)  
A continuation of ASTR 533. Up to eight hours per week of observation, data reduction, and consultation.
ASTR 599  - Topics in Astronomy  (1-3 Credits)  
Readings and research on selected topics in astronomy. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by title.